As a policy analyst in the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Health Law and Economics, Hilary Deignan co-manages the consumer-led Implementation Council that supports MassHealth’s One Care program.
With close to 15 years of experience working in the social services sector, Deignan has completed research on value-based payment models, integrated health care, and other innovations to support pediatric primary care practices in reaching population health outcomes. Her work has included direct service coordination, program development and support, policy analysis, and payment/system reform projects.
Deignan brings technical experience in Medicaid eligibility and stakeholder engagement activities to her current role. Previously, she drafted legal memoranda for reasonable accommodation requests for Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services and worked as the Housing Care Coordinator at Springwell Elder Services.
Deignan received her law degree with a concentration in Health Law and Policy from Northeastern University School of Law and earned a master’s degree in education in counseling from Providence College.